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Cornwall’s top tweeting chefs update

In summer 2011 we looked at the presence of Cornish chefs on Twitter and put together a list of the most influential chefs based on the size of their following.

Now that the busy summer season is a distant memory, we thought we’d revisit the list to see what’s changed over the winter months.

North Cornwall chefs still dominate the list, but there have been a few changes to the top 10 with two new entries: Jack Stein from The Seafood Restaurant, and Chris Eden from the Driftwood Hotel. Emily Scott from The Harbour, Port Isaac has seen the biggest gain with a 113% increase of followers.

Emily Scott from The Harbour Port Isaac is the biggest climber.

As well as looking at the chefs here in Cornwall, we have also taken a look at the top tweeting restaurants, which has revealed Fifteen Cornwall as the clear leader.

Here’s who made the top 10:

Chefs

1. Rick Stein 26,686 followers – 13,234 new followers +98%
2. Nathan Outlaw 8,069 followers -  2,140 new followers + 36%
3. Paul Ainsworth 3,671 followers  - 1,375 new followers + 60%
4. Adrian Oliver 1,121 followers – 334 new followers + 42%
5. Emily Scott 1,029 followers – 545 new followers + 113%
6. Jack Stein 1,023 followers – New entry
7.  Nick Barclay 936 followers – 221 followers + 31%
8. Paul Ripley 901 followers – 459 new followers + 103%
9. Prosenjit Sanjay Kumar 752 followers – 173 new followers + 30%
10. Chris Eden 742 followers – New entry

Follower numbers are a pretty crude measurement of influence on Twitter, so websites such as Klout and Peerindex measure influence, taking into account mentions, retweets and conversations. Here’s our Klout list of Cornwall’s most influential chefs:

Klout Cornish chef power list

Restaurants

1. Fifteen Cornwall 7,980 followers
2. The Seafood Restaurant 3,400 followers
3. Seafood and Grill 969 followers
4. Porthminster Beach Cafe 697 followers
5. Sam’s on the Beach 553 followers
6. The New Yard 537 followers
7. Rojano’s in the Square 526 followers
8. Saffron Restaurant 480 followers
9. The Cornish Arms 461 followers
10. Paul Ainsworth at Number 6 433 followers

If you know of any other Cornish chefs or restaurants with good social media presence, please let us know be leaving a comment below.

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